Definition of dopaminergic in English:

dopaminergic

Syllabification: do·pa·min·er·gic
Pronunciation: /ˌdōpəmiˈnərjik
 
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adjective

Biochemistry
  • Releasing or involving dopamine as a neurotransmitter. Drugs with this effect are used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and some psychiatric disorders; some are subject to abuse.
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    • Its primary actions alter both the dopaminergic and the opioid systems as well as other neurotransmitter systems.
    • Those who had taken levodopa or a dopaminergic agonist in the preceding two months were excluded.
    • Effects of glucocorticoids on dopaminergic activity are also strongly context and regionally dependent.

Origin

1960s: from dopamine + Greek ergon 'work' + -ic.

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